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  • Predicting 8 NFL Players Who Will Be Overpaid in 2021 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 edition of NFL free agency isn't far off. On March 17, the feeding frenzy will officially begin, though negotiations can commence two days prior.  Every offseason, players sign contracts that don't match their production or potential; that's the..." March 04

  • Study of NFL and other leagues finds five athletes had heart problems after COVID-19

    USA Today "Encouraging news emerged from a COVID-19 cardiac study of professional athletes published in "JAMA Cardiology" on Thursday. Of the 789 professional athletes from the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS who tested positive for coronavirus and underwent cardiac..." March 04

  • NFL Teams That Are Destined to Disappoint in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Not every NFL team can live up to the hype.   That's just a matter of logistics in a league with 32 teams, especially after long offseasons that generate so much optimism for each fanbase.  Look at last year, when the Minnesota Vikings (7-9) were..." March 04

  • With 2021 NFL combine scrapped, former star WR Brandon Marshall created his own event for draft prospects

    USA Today "Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is now 15 years removed from his NFL scouting combine experience, but those days of auditioning and interviewing for his dream job remain etched in his memory. So when he learned the NFL, out of concern over..." March 04

  • Eight dark horse NFL free agents to watch out for

    CBS Sports "The salary cap remains unknown. The business of football continues to be conducted in unusual ways as this country enters its second year of navigating a pandemic. And in roughly two weeks, the 2021 NFL league year will begin. It won't quite be business as usual, but after the..." March 04

  • New Packers Coach Puts Pair of Starters on Notice for 2021

    Heavy "Maurice Drayton may only be about a month into his new post as the Green Bay Packers‘ special teams coordinator, but he is no stranger to the struggles that have plagued the unit over the past several seasons — nor is he letting either of the Packers’ underperforming..." March 03

  • NFL owners to consider rule that makes roughing the passer penalties reviewable "Pass interference replay review was a flop, so much that it was abandoned by the NFL after one year of use, but that's not going to preclude the league's owners from considering employing replay to examine other key penalties. With the Annual League (virtual) Meeting coming at..." March 03

  • Four Reasons Why It’s Too Soon for the Packers to Write Off Jordan Love

    The Sports Daily "Many fans were disappointed when the Green Bay Packers traded up in the first round of last year’s NFL Draft and selected quarterback Jordan Love. The former Utah State star did not fill an immediate need for the Packers who already had one of the league’s top signal callers in..." March 03

  • Pat McAfee Makes a Good Point About the NFL's Big Spenders

    The Big Lead "Teams who spend a lot in free agency tend to lose, this is true. But one thing does not necessarily mean the other. Pat McAfee made this observation on his show between giving Warren Sharp free graphic design lessons. The data may speak for itself. It still requires a global-brain..." March 03

  • 2021 NFL Scouting Combine: Full list of invited prospects "The NFL released the list of players invited to the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. A total of 323 draft prospects are invited to participate in this year's NFL combine, which will take on a different format amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan Adams, WR,..." March 03

  • Unnamed NFL HC: Upcoming Roster Cuts Will Be 'A Massacre' Across the League

    Bleacher Report "With all 32 NFL teams trying to navigate a reduced salary cap in 2021, at least one head coach is expecting a barrage of roster cuts in the coming weeks.  "It's going to be a massacre next week all around the league," the unnamed head coach texted..." March 03

  • Realistic Landing Spot Predictions for Jadeveon Clowney

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams should be willing to roll the dice on Jadeveon Clowney this offseason. Although he hasn't played up to expectations as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft, the 28-year-old can set a hard edge and rush the passer when healthy. Clowney went to three..." March 03

  • Moves NFL's Cash-Strapped Teams Can Make to Sign Free Agents in 2021

    Bleacher Report "The new NFL league year—which begins on March 17—is still two weeks away, but teams are already gearing up for the free-agency frenzy by addressing their salary-cap issues. This year will be an interesting one for players on the open market, given that revenue plummeted..." March 03

  • Brian Gutekunst: It’s important for Jordan Love to get as many reps as possible

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers traded up to draft Jordan Love at No. 26 overall last spring, ostensibly to be their quarterback of the future. But in 2020, Love wasn’t even close to seeing the field. He was inactive as the third quarterback all season, with Tim Boyle serving..." March 03

  • 15 NFL veterans who could be surprise offseason cuts

    The Score "Thanks in large part to a declining salary cap, more high-priced veterans could be released this offseason than in previous years. After working with a budget of $198.2 million in 2020, the cap is expected to fall between $180 million and $185 million in 2021. Here are 15 notable..." March 03

  • Brian Gutekunst expects Preston Smith back with Packers next season

    SI "The Green Bay Packers, who like many teams are scrambling to get under the salary cap in time for the start of the league-year on March 17, have an easy path to $8 million of cap relief. Release outside linebacker Preston Smith. That doesn’t appear to be the direction..." March 03

  • Ranking eight potential 2021 destinations for Alex Smith ahead of expected Washington release

    CBS Sports "Washington Football Team will save nearly $15 million when it releases quarterback Alex Smith in the coming days. After the split, the reigning NFC East champions will officially begin their hunt for a new signal-caller, combing through every avenue -- trade, free agency, the draft --..." March 03

  • Nine NFL stars who could be traded and teams that fit their style of play

    CBS Sports "This NFL offseason isn't waiting to heat up the headlines, with quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff switching places and Carson Wentz being shipped away to the Indianapolis Colts. But that's seemingly just the beginning of what's to come..." March 03

  • Jordan Love Better Improve Fast or a Bad Draft Pick Will Look Even Worse

    The Big Lead "Jordan Love didn't impress anyone as a rookie in 2020. Reports suggested he was bad in training camp, and while Aaron Rodgers cruised through an MVP season, the quarterback selected to be his eventual successor didn't take a snap. Love better improve fast or the Packers..." March 02

  • The Packers Are Likely to Pursue Free Agent WR Will Fuller

    The Sports Daily "On Monday, the Green Bay Packers found out that Wisconsin native J.J. Watt will not be joining the team after Watt signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. But that doesn’t mean the Packers are out of the free agent market. There are still several players the team is likely to..." March 02

  • Green Bay Packers suggest Aaron Jones won’t be given franchise tag

    Sportsnaut "Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is one of the top players set to hit the NFL free agent market later in March. Of course, that’s dependent on Green Bay opting not to place the dreaded franchise tag on its star ball-carrier. There’s been a lot of talk..." March 02

  • For now, free-agent visits and physicals are permitted

    Pro Football Talk "It was strange to see J.J. Watt signing with the Cardinals on Monday. It was even stranger to see Watt landing in Arizona on a team plane and actually visiting the team. According to the NFL, free agents currently may travel to a new team for a visit and/or a physical. The..." March 02

  • If Von Miller Becomes Available, Should The Packers Sign Him?

    Sportsnaut "There’s a decent chance that the Denver Broncos will opt to move on from former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller during the NFL offseason. Denver has a $22.23 million option on the star pass rusher’s contract for the 2021 season. It can save $18 million against the salary cap by..." March 02

  • NFL Trade Ideas to Prevent a Tom Brady Super Bowl Repeat

    Bleacher Report "After winning Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a target on their backs going into the 2021 NFL season. They'll be aiming to become the first back-to-back champions since Brady guided the New England Patriots to a pair of..." March 02

  • 5 teams who are a perfect fit for Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota

    Sportsnaut "Marcus Mariota doesn’t really have a track to starting at quarterback with the Las Vegas Raiders since Derek Carr continues providing quality play as the field general in coach Jon Gruden’s offense. As a result of this situation, Mariota has been among the..." March 02

  • Photo Surfaces of Deshaun Watson Showing He’s Spending A Ton of Time In Miami Amid Trade Rumors

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson is simply loving the Miami life. The speculation that the Miami Dolphins would make a run at Watson continued to bubble this week after a photographed surfaced showing him hanging out at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. " March 02

  • Four Realistic Landing Spots For Kyle Van Noy

    The Big Lead "Kyle Van Noy was an underutilized linebacker in Detroit before he was traded to the New England Patriots in 2016. Bill Belichick figured out exactly what it was that Van Noy did well, and suddenly he looked like a star in Foxborough. Van Noy produced for three seasons before..." March 02

  • 10 potential landmines NFL teams should completely avoid in free agency

    The Score "Thirty-two teams are getting ready to open their wallets, yet some free agents are destined to disappoint upon migrating to new stomping grounds. In particular, buyers should beware of these 10 players: Will Fuller, WR Signing Fuller will be one of..." March 02

  • Packers Announce Hiring of Former Jets Coach

    Heavy "Matt LaFleur has finalized his third Green Bay Packers coaching staff, announcing Monday night promotions for four of his returning assistants along with the hiring of four new faces for the 2021 NFL season. The Packers rewarded two of their top 2020 position..." March 01

  • Snoop Dogg ragequit from Madden stream after 15 minutes

    Clutch Points "Snoop Dogg first gained popularity through his extremely catchy music. Recently the hip-hop artist turned to his second love, video games. Several artists and musicians have turned to streaming or Let’s-playing their favorite games. Snoop Dogg is no Twitch top streamer but he has a..." March 01

  • Expect another wave of big-name NFL trades

    CBS Sports "So much of the early offseason attention has been given to the quarterback trades that have already been agreed to, or those likely to be consummated at some point to come, that it seems to have obscured the rest of the trade market. It's all Stafford or Goff or Wentz or Wilson or..." March 01

  • Four Landing Spots For Alex Smith

    The Big Lead "The Alex Smith story is not over yet. Two years after he suffered a catastrophic leg injury and suffered complications from surgery so severe the doctors weren't sure he was going to keep the leg, five months after stepping onto the football field in full pads again, three months after..." March 01

  • 5 teams who are a perfect fit for QB Jimmy Garoppolo

    Sportsnaut "Will the San Francisco 49ers trade Jimmy Garoppolo? It’s the million-dollar question in the Bay Area with NFL free agency slated to start here soon. Recent reports suggest that San Francisco will only move Garoppolo if the team can acquire Deshaun Watson. While that might..." March 01

  • Aaron Rodgers Donates $1 Million to Help Small Businesses in California Hometown

    TMZ "The King of the Hail Mary is answering prayers in Northern California ... Aaron Rodgers just donated $1 MILLION to help struggling small businesses in the area where he grew up. 80 restaurants and retail businesses in Butte County, CA -- including Chico (Aaron's..." March 01

  • NFL likely to reschedule Super Bowl LVI in new 2021 season format

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is closing in on record-setting TV contracts that could reshape the 2021 season and reschedule Super Bowl LVI. Once the new deals are signed, big announcements are looming that will shake up the league as we know it. Contract negotiations between the NFL and its..." March 01

  • NFL considers playing two Christmas games this season "The 2020 season included a historic Christmas Day game for Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who scored six touchdowns. The game was a ratings bonanza. So with Christmas 2021 landing on a Saturday, the NFL is thinking about jamming another gift into our collective..." March 01

  • A 17-game schedule likely means Aaron Rodgers vs. Patrick Mahomes in 2021

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL closes in on a new slate of TV deals so that it can officially expand the regular season to 17 games, the formula that will be used to determine each team’s seventeenth game will pay immediate dividends for the league, the networks (or at least one of them), and anyone..." March 01

  • NFL could add a Monday night Wild Card game next season

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL expanded the postseason for the 2020 season, there were three Wild Card games on the first Saturday of the playoffs and three more games on Sunday. That may not be the case for the 2021 season. In this week’s Football Morning in America, Peter King looks..." March 01

  • JJ Watt Has Narrowed His List Of Teams, Bills Emerging Favorite

    Total Pro Sports "JJ Watt is getting closer to figuring out which team he will like to take his talents to in 2021. According to a report from ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, the former Houston Texans defensive end is narrowing his list of potential teams and now has the Buffalo Bills as an emerging..." February 28

  • The NFL’s Post-June 1 Cuts, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL teams will often use contract bonuses as a way to spread out a cap hit that might otherwise be exorbitant. For example, if a player’s four-year deal includes a $8MM signing bonus, that money can be paid immediately but spread out over four years for cap purposes. This way, the..." February 28

  • Cash-over-cap becomes viable solution for coming 2021 salary-cap crunch "The NFL Players Association wants agents to collude in order to get the best deals for their clients in 2021. As recently explained, that won’t work. Here’s what will: The NFLPA’s suggestion that agents aggressively push teams to use contract devices aimed at..." February 27

  • Mac Jones: 5 teams who are a perfect fit for Alabama QB in 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is considered a consensus first-round prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, but where he lands will largely determine how successful his pro career is. That’s the case with almost any quarterback, yet it’s especially so in Jones’ case. Lacking..." February 27

  • Four of seven new coaches had only one interview in the 2021 cycle

    Yahoo! Sports "Seven teams, nearly a full fourth of the league, changed coaches during or after the 2020 season. Those seven teams requested a total of 58 interviews. Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press has obtained the internal NFL football operations list of 2021 head coach..." February 27

  • The Time Is Now for the Packers to Extend Davante Adams

    The Sports Daily "It is no secret that the Green Bay Packers are over the salary cap right now and that they need to take some more steps to shed salary before the start of the new league year in mid-March. The Packers have already restructured the contract of All Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and..." February 27

  • Every NFL Team's 2021 Offseason To-Do List

    Bleacher Report "The NFL offseason is a three-step process each franchise must undertake to put the best version of the team on the field the following campaign. First, general managers and decision-makers must address internal obstacles. Those involve potential contract extensions and restructures,..." February 27

  • Amazon likely to produce own broadcasts in new NFL deal

    Larry Brown Sports "It looks likely that Amazon will land “Thursday Night Football” as part of the league’s new television rights package. That, in turn, sounds like it will bring some new voices to NFL TV broadcasts. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported Friday that Amazon will..." February 27

  • Son of former Packers great Ron Kostelnik loses his father's Super Bowl ring at gas station

    USA Today "The son of a former Green Bay Packers great is heartbroken after losing his father’s Super Bowl II ring at a gas station. Mike Kostelnik is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of the ring that belonged to former Packers defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik...." February 27

  • Super Bowl to return to ABC after network strikes new deal with NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "There has not been a Super Bowl broadcast on ABC in 15 years, but that drought is set to come to an end following a new agreement between the NFL and ABC/ESPN parent company Walt Disney Co. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reported on Friday that Disney and the NFL..." February 26

  • Five Players the Packers Need to Bounce Back in 2021

    The Sports Daily "As the Green Bay Packers look towards the 2021 season, they aim to continue to be one of the NFL’s top Super Bowl contenders. For that to happen, the Packers will need bounce back seasons from certain players. Many of these players missed significant time due to injuries. Others..." February 26

  • Conflicting Reports Emerge On Disney, NFL Media Rights Deal "Earlier this week, it was reported that NFL was seeking a 100 percent increase on TV rights from all of its network partners. This immediately led to Disney refusing to pay double the price. Fast forward a few days later, and we now have conflicting reports on the..." February 26